Donaldson Point Conservation Area

About this Area

New Madrid
For more information call
(573) 290-5730
Total Acres

Donaldson Point Conservation Area is about six miles southeast of New Madrid. The area can be accessed from county gravel roads off Route WW and Route AB.
The area's 5,945 acres are at the north end of Donaldson Point, which is formed by the New Madrid Bend Loop of the Mississippi River. This same loop isolates a portion of the state of Kentucky. The Mississippi River forms part of the east and west boundaries of the conservation area and provides about seven miles of river frontage.
Construction of the levee created about 60 acres of ponds that are open to the public. The land is nearly flat. During seasonal flooding, large portions or all of the area may not be accessible.
The forest trees on Donaldson Point include cottonwood, willow, ash, elm, maple, pecan, sycamore, boxelder, hickory, and some bottomland oak species.
Donaldson Point also is home to several species not usually seen in the Mississippi lowlands. These include the endangered Swainson's warbler that nests in giant cane, Mississippi kites, bald eagles, interior least terns, swamp rabbits, and cotton mice.
The Conservation Department purchased the land for Donaldson Point Conservation Area in 1984. The land was formerly owned by Anderson-Tully Corporation.

Things to do when you visit: 
  • Waterfowl Hunting
    • Open Hunting
  • Camping
    • Open Camping - Walk-in/Float-in/Backpack,
    • Individual Campsites,
    • Designated Camping Sites
  • Hunting
    • Rabbit,
    • Squirrel,
    • Turkey,
    • Deer
  • Bird Watching
  • Trapping
    • Special Use Permit
  • Fishing
    • Black Bass,
    • White Bass,
    • Catfish,
    • Crappie,
    • Sunfish
  • Field Trials
    • Special Use Permit
  • Boat LandingBoat Landing
  • Camping SiteCamping Site
  • Entry PointEntry Point
  • Managed Public WaterbodyManaged Public Waterbody
  • Natural AreaNatural Area
  • Parking LotParking Lot
  • BoundaryBoundary
  • MDC Road - ServiceMDC Road - Service
  • MDC Road - ImprovedMDC Road - Improved

Hours of Operation

Area Hours
Sunday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
From New Madrid, take Route WW east, then Route AB south, and County Road 405 to the area.
Area Regulations
Seasonal Hunting and Fishing Information